women in publishing

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  1. Meh. I’m so depressed. All this endless fighting just to stay visible – reminds me of the Red Queen’s race and Alice running like crazy through a landscape moving just as fast leaving her in exactly the same place as before.

    I would love to go to a conference or two but I so rarely can 1) afford it and 2) face the reactions I know I am going to get that I just can’t seem to muster the desire to try.

    Like I said, meh.

    1. Sometimes I feel like nothing changes, but it really is a different world for my kids than it was for me, and I’m not talking about technology (though obviously that too) but sexism, racism, and homophobia. There is still a lot to be done, but there has been a start.

  2. You are right, of course. I think about my best friend from boarding school days and how different her life would have been had she been born to me, or to my daughter. She almost certainly wouldn’t have committed suicide, for one.

    And today, if I go to buy a sewing machine on hire-purchase, I don’t have to have my husband’s written permission as I did in my 20s.

    1. Wow, I had no idea that any woman had to do that in the west in my lifetime! Where was that?

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